Our Story -
Inspired to do
something meaningful to family and community, we searched for an idea on what
would we love to do…
Diane grew up in South Florida, however spent several summer
vacations in Illinois. Not much of a
vacation due to all the prepping and canning of the summer fruits and
vegetables from the farm. It was a great
education and experience for this city kid.
Not to mention all the wonderful food we brought home. Diane currently lives in the Atlanta Metro
Dan grew up in a small
farming town in South Dakota and now also lives in the Atlanta Metro area. The family pickle recipe that was passed down
from his grandmother was a favorite that his mom, nicknamed “Punky”,
continually made. In 2014, Punky lost
her battle with a stroke. Soon after we
brainstormed on what we would like to do that would be meaningful. We decided that since we’ve both had family
members become stroke victims, we wanted to help the American Heart Association
and the American Stroke Association achieve their mission of creating a world
free of cardiovascular disease and stroke. So whatever we did, we committed to
donating a portion of our profit to these worthy organizations.
With Dan’s memory of
loving the sweet bread and butter pickles and not finding any like them around,
we went on a search to find the recipe.
The handwritten, barely legible, recipe card was found. It took us a couple of times to decipher and
several cooking attempts later, we finally got it! So….now what?
Keeping the base recipe the same, we started playing with other flavors
and letting family and friends be our taste testers. We were definitely on to something. We took two of our creations and submitted
them in the North Georgia State Fair. We
took 1st and 3rdplace!
We then took our award winning
pickles outside of the family and friend circle with taste testing encouraged
to get feedback. We received
overwhelming acceptance and validation that we have an outstanding
product. Punky’s Pickles was born.
We have since created additional flavors which people are
falling in love with. We are not just a
pickle producer, we are Pickle Crafters. Our handcrafted, uniquely flavored pickles
are distinctively different.
excited about the thought of making a difference in people’s lives through the
assistance of the American Heart and Stroke Associations.
Our purpose is to donate a portion of our profits to the
American Heart and Stroke Associations while providing a uniquely delicious
experience with every pickle bite.
We are distinctively different.